Special Publications : Peninsula Playground 2012
Peninsula Playground 7 Peninsula Playground 5015910AA See it all in 1 hour on our scenic adventure boat trips to the marine reserve. Explore world famous Cathedral Cove, the islands, reefs, and sea coves of this magnificent volcanic coastline with full commentary. When the tide is right, the tour ventures underground into a spectacular blowhole. View the stunning film locations from the Walt Disney feature movie Prince Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia. A photographer’s dream! 10 min from Hot Water Beach. This 2 hour scenic boat cruise has it all. View the awesome marine life up close. Snorkel the marine reserve with all equipment supplied free or sit back and enjoy the amazing marine life through the glass. Explore breathtaking volcanic coastal scenery including world famous Cathedral Cove, and spectacular sea caves. View the stunning film locations of the Walt Disney feature movie, Prince Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia. Licensed to view magical dolphins & marine mammals. Departs from HAHEI BEACH Departs from WHITIANGA Departures: 10am and 2pm or on demand from south end of Hahei Beach, off Wigmore Crescent. Bookings essential. Price: Adults $75, Child $40 (3-15 years), Family $210 (2 adults and 2 children) Departures: Daily from Whitianga Wharf at 10.30am & 1.30pm (Also 8am and 4pm in summer). Bookings essential. Price: Adults $95, child $50 (3-15 years), family $260 (2 adults/2 children) What to bring: Camera, swim suit and towel if swimming Cathedral Cove Hahei Explorer Glass Bottom Boat Phone 07 866 3910 | www.haheiexplorer.co.nz www.glassbottomboatwhitianga.co.nz Ph 07 867 1962 The Glass Bottom Boats and Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Tours have been showcasing stunning Mercury Bay, its scenery and its marine life since 1992, and in the process both tours have become iconic in the area Last year, the AA 101 Must Do campaign rated these tours as number one and two Must Do Water Activities in New Zealand. Each year, as word gets around, ever more delighted clients send rave reviews far and wide. Seeing an Orca broach in the bay, or catching first sight of the majestic Cathedral Cove from the water on a sparkling day – these are the kind of wow-factor experiences that trigger instant communication on the world wide web. The two-hour Glass Bottom Boat experience is enhanced by a professional and informative commentary on the passing islands and headlands, and of course, the fascinating variety of underwater life revealed through the viewing panels beneath the boat. Visitors are specially favoured in being able to observe the protected underwater environment of the unique Te Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve, where abundant sea life and exuberant plants afford a snapshot of the diversity in New Zealand waters. The small numbers of passengers aboard the two glass-bottom craft which leave from Whitianga wharf, means maximum viewing and enjoyment for all. For those seeking on-water adventure, a one-hour trip aboard the Hahei explorer, leaving from Hahei Beach, affords the ultimate in close encounters with a rugged coastline. Described as a photographer’s dream, the tour gives passengers unprecedented access in and out of the awesome volcanic sea-caves to be found on rarely-visited stretch of coast south of Hahei. The power of the hidden blowhole Wai Ora Ana bestows a memory that will last a lifetime. Two of the Coromandel’s essential on-water adventure experiences are turning 20 this year and Mercury Bay Seafaris owners Shane and Robyn Harnett are operating them both. Tourism icons turn 20 WOW: It’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences like this that Mercury Bay Seafaris operators Shane and Robyn Harnett can offer on their Glass Bottom Boat tours. NATURE’S GLORY: The Hahei Explorer tours include magnificent scenery like this.
Home and Living 2012